Some agencies offer discount fare programs for students. This allows passes and single rides to be purchased at a cheaper price.
There are other options for transportation, the ones listed here are specific to students. To see all available options, view the Provider Directory

RiverCities Transit

Student passes are available to those who have a student ID showing the holder is currently attending classes and earning college credit at an accredited school of higher education.

Student Summer Fun Passes are a buy two months get one free promotion from June 1st - August 31st of each calendar year.

Pacific Transit

A Student Monthly Pass is $18 and is good for the calendar month on all routes. These are for all college students with verification of enrollment.


The Education Opportunity Pass is a free transit pass available to currently enrolled Clark College and WSU Vancouver students. Please contact your specific school for more information, including where to buy.

Sunset Empire

Discounted monthly passes are available for those who are aged 60 and over, have a disability, are active-duty military or a Veteran, a K-12 or college student, or are low income. Reduced Day Passes are available for $3.00 and Reduced Monthly Passes are available for $20.00.

An application is required to determine eligibility for a Reduced fare I.D Card.


Qualifying individuals will receive $1 off their single ride fare. This program does not apply to monthly passes. Qualifying individuals include seniors, veterans, students, those with a disability, and low-income individuals.

An application is required to determine eligibility.



School District Transportation departments operate and maintain fleets of buses and other vehicles used in school operations such as getting students to and from school.


Cowlitz County School Districts

Castle Rock School District Phone Number: 360-501-2940
Transportation Department Phone Number: 360-501-3126
Kalama School District Phone Number: 360-673-5282
Transportation Department Phone Number: 360-841-2023
Kelso School District Phone Number: 360-501-1900
Transportation Department Phone Number: 360-501-1350
Longview School District Phone Number: 360-575-7000
Transportation Department Phone Number: 360-501-7019
Toutle Lake School District Phone Number: 360-274-6182
Transportation Department Phone Number: 360-967-1135
Woodland School District Phone Number: 360-841-2700
Transportation Department Phone Number: 360-841-2023


Grays Harbor County School Districts

Aberdeen School District Phone Number: 360-538-2000
Transportation Department Phone Number: 360-538-8270
Elma School District Phone Number: 360-482-2822
Transportation Department Phone Number: 360-482-2822 ext. 5110
Hoquiam School District Phone Number: 360-538-8200
Transportation Department Phone Number: 360-538-8270
Lake Quinault School District Phone Number: 360-288-2260

McCleary School District Phone Number: 360-495-3204

Mary K. Knight School District Phone Number: 360-426-6767
Montesano School District Phone Number: 360-249-4528
Transportation Department Phone Number: 360-249-5454
North Beach School District Phone Number: 360-289-2447
Transportation Department Phone Number: 360-289-3565
North River School District Phone Number: 360-532-3079
Oakville School District Phone Number: 360-273-0171
Transportation Department Phone Number: 360-273-5946
Ocosta School District Phone Number: 360-268-9125
Transportation Phone Number: 360-268-9125 ext. 4001
Satsop School District Phone Number: 360-482-5330
Taholah School District Phone Number: 360-276-4780
Wishkah Valley School District Phone Number: 360-532-3128
Transportation Phone Number: 360-532-3128


Lewis School Districts

Adna School District District Phone Number: 360-748-0362
Centralia School District Phone Number: 360-330-7600
Transportation Department Phone Number: 360-330-7628
Chehalis School District Phone Number: 360-807-7200
Transportation Department Phone Number: 360-330-7628
Morton School District Phone Number: 360-496-5143
Transportation Department Phone Number: 360-496-5576
Mossyrock School District Phone Number: 360-983-3181
Transportation Department Phone Number: 360-983-3185
Napavine School District Phone Number: 360-262-3303
Transportation Department Phone Number: 360-262-3630
Onalaska School District Phone Number: 360-978-4111
Transportation Department Phone Number: 360-978-4111, option 3
Pe Ell School District Phone Number: 360-291-3244
Toledo School District Phone Number: 360-864-6325
Transportation Department Phone Number: 360-864-2393
White Pass School District Phone Number: 360-497-3791
Transportation Department Phone Number: 360-497-2298
Winlock School District Phone Number: 360-785-3582
Transportation Department Phone Number: 360-785-4568


Pacific School Districts

Ocean Beach School District Phone Number: 360-642-3739
Transportation Department Phone Number: 360-642-2104


Rainier, OR School Districts

Rainier School District Phone Number: 503-556-3777
Transportation Department Phone Number: 503-556-9140


Wahkiakum School Districts

Wahkiakum School District Phone Number: 360-795-3971
Transportation Department Phone Number: 360-849-6009



In October 2022, transit agencies across Washington reached a major milestone delivering policies that make riding transit free for people 18 and under. With the policies, the transit agencies secured access to funding from the state's Transit Support Grant.

The Transit Support Grant provides financial support to transit agencies statewide. Funding allows transit agencies to implement new projects, like additional routes and vehicles, and new bus stops and stations. People 18 years and younger make up more than 20 percent of Washington's total population. Making transit free for youth improves access for a large number Washingtonians and helps lower family transportation costs, which on average make up 16 percent of all household expenses.

Each transit agency had the opportunity to implement its own policy and rules in response to the Youth Ride Free program. Be sure to check and see if there are specific rules for the agency you wish to use.

Find out more information about the Youth Ride Fare Free program here.